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prelude
used in Frankenstein

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Definition something that prepares for or introduces what is to follow

or:

music #1:  an introductory piece of music — such as might introduce an act of an opera

or:

music #2:  a short independent piece of music — typically for piano
  • I had already been out many hours and felt the torment of a burning thirst, a prelude to my other sufferings.
    Chapter 20 (76% in)

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